Before we talk about making kratom tea, let us acknowledge that tea is an integral part of most cultures around the world. While some like it hot, others prefer to sip on iced tea. Similarly, sweet tea is the norm in some cultures, while in others, tea is always sugar-free.
No matter what the cultural or personal preferences are, tea can always serve as a good company. It’s also the perfect icebreaker for first meetings. Ask the British or South Asians, and they’ll tell you what a blessing tea is.
Like other concoctions involving tea, Kratom tea is also a popular beverage in Southeast Asia. However, its popularity is not only limited to its homeland.
Simply put, one of the most creative Kratom uses is to make tea. Let’s discuss the process of making tea with kratom and essential notes to keep in mind.
Tips Before Making Kratom Tea
When making tea using kratom, there are a few things you need to consider.
To retain the maximum alkaloid concentration of the Kratom strain, never place the Kratom powder in boiling water. Instead, wait for the water to cool down for a minute or two and then add the herb.
Secondly, you can add a few drops of lemon juice to the powder to maintain the chemical content. We’d suggest using fresh lemons rather than bottled lemon juice as the former is free of preservatives.
Lemon has acidic properties. Thus, it will balance the Kratom’s alkaloid content.
If you’re a beginner, start by adding a single gram of Kratom to your tea. Over time, you can increase the quantity gradually.
Now, let’s move on to the recipe.
Recipe 1: Boiling Pot
If you’re making the Kratom tea for a large group, use a boiling pot. Alternatively, you can use this method to make a week’s supply of tea for yourself.
- A large pot
- A mesh strainer
- Kratom powder
- 1 liter of water
Put four to six cups or a liter of water in a large pot. Bring the water to a gentle boil and then lower the flame.
Add your preferred amount of Kratom and leave the pot on for 15 to 20 minutes. The water should be simmering, not boiling, during this time.
Then, pour the brewed tea into a jar or a bottle through the mesh strainer. You can also use cheesecloth if you don’t have a strainer.
Let the Kratom powder settle at the bottom of the container.
You can use the same method to make tea using fresh Kratom leaves. In that case, remove the leaves from the water and reuse them twice or thrice.
Recipe 2: Teapot
If you’re making this kratom tea in a smaller batch, brew it in a teapot.
When you make your morning green tea, don’t throw away the teabags, as they’ll come in handy for preparing Kratom tea in this method.
You can also buy empty tea bags online. Fill them with your desired amount of Kratom and keep in an airtight container. In this way, you won’t have to prepare the teabags every time you’re preparing Kratom tea.
- Kratom powder
Fill an empty teabag with your preferred amount of Kratom powder. Now, there are two ways to proceed.
You can either put the teabag directly in the water and watch over it to avoid boil damage. Alternatively, you can place the teabag into your thermos.
Once the teapot whistles, turn the heat off and let it cool for about a minute. Then, pour the water into the thermos.
A few additions in this method can make amazing iced Kratom tea. Store the brewed tea in the fridge for 12 to 14 hours or leave it overnight.
To prepare iced Kratom tea, pour this mixture over ice. Taa daa! Your iced Kratom tea is ready.
Making Tea Using Different Kratom Strains
No matter which strain you prefer, the method for preparing Kratom tea is the same. You can use the teapot to make a cup of Maeng da or the boiling pot method to fix a batch of White Borneo for your mates.
Along with Kratom powder, you can also use Kratom leaves to make tea. The benefit of using leaves is that they can be used multiple times, saving money.
You can also learn more in our guide to preparing a perfect cup of tea.
In this guide, we discussed the two most commonly used methods of making Kratom tea. Whether you want to make Kratom for one person or a larger gathering, you know the processes now.
Moreover, we mentioned some tips to make your tea-making experience a success – even on the first try. Now, you’re all set to buy Kratom and fix a cuppa anytime you want. To learn more, you can always find our Kratom blog a useful resource.